Mindfulness exercises improve attention, reduce anxiety and improve working memory.
Of our waking hours, the mind wanders 50-percent of the time. Focused attention exercises (being mindful) cultivate the brain’s ability to focus on one single object. Examples include the following activities where you specifically note what sensations you are experiencing during the activity: mindful walking, getting grounded, and taking a body scan by intentionally listening to what your body parts are feeling.
Making a daily commitment to practice mindfulness will enable you to be more fully present with the people around you.